Welcome to The Penn State Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Physiology
The Intercollege Graduate Degree Program for Physiology provides its graduates with an excellent foundation for careers in basic or medical life sciences through an emphasis on analytical skills and fundamental knowledge combined with research-intensive training. Research in the department encompasses a range of exciting investigations, all aimed at understanding life's fundamental mechanisms. Research is focused on mechanisms regulating cell function, metabolism, growth, and development under normal, as well as pathophysiological conditions.
Areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, cell and molecular aspects of pulmonary and cardiovascular physiology, regulation of gene expression, control of protein synthesis, polyamine metabolism, DNA repair, bioenergetics and mitochondrial transport, cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions, and transmembrane signaling pathways. Members of department are recognized for research excellence and are active in professional leadership roles, including membership on editorial and science advisory boards. The 35 faculty are devoted to working closely with graduate students in the course of their thesis research.
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This week is Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness Week
Dec. 1-7 is National Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week. The Penn State Hershey Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center is the only multi-disciplinary program in the region for patients living with these diseases.More...
Progress in Personalized Medicine at Penn State
The next Research Quality Assurance Lunchtime Lecture is “Progress in Personalized Medicine at Penn State.” It will be presented by James R. Broach, professor and chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, director, Penn State Hershey Institute for Personalized Medicine.More...
Radiology education professor Flemming to present as distinguished educator
A Conversation with Distinguished Educators will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in C4702 (Physiology Conference Room) on the Penn State College of Medicine campus. Dr. Donald Flemming, G. Victor Rohrer Professor of Radiology Education and vice chair for education, will present “The Challenges of Defining and Assessing Competency.”More...